The City of Toronto has partnered with technology and telecommunications companies to provide free temporary internet access for many vulnerable Torontonians. These partnerships will provide free access for residents in lower-income neighbourhoods, seniors in long-term care homes and clients in many City-operated shelters. These initiatives will allow more people to connect online to social supports […]
Mind the skills gap! Part 4 of BAI Communications UK CEO Billy D’Arcy’s blog series on the challenges of deploying wireless for underground rail discusses how to ensure teams have the right skillset when installing high-speed communications in metro rail environments.
Toronto Public Library (TPL) and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), two of Toronto’s most iconic organizations, are thrilled to announce the launch of TTC Reads, an exciting and fun way for commuters to make the most of their travel time. TTC riders are able to access a variety of ebooks, including romance, biographies, travel guides […]
We asked commuters on the Toronto subway how connectivity improves their commute.
Internet access is increasingly a utility rather than a luxury, with around 90% of Canadians connected to wireless networks and nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 using the internet every day. People expect to be connected everywhere they go. This includes 4.2 million public transport commuters. With Toronto residents taking an average of […]
On 5 December, Ken Ranger spoke with members of the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) York chapter about the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s wireless project in Toronto. Along with 35 fellow engineers, Ken took PEO members through the design and build phases of the Toronto project, through to the ongoing operation and maintenance of […]
More than three years after cellular service became available in parts of the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway, only customers of smaller provider Freedom Mobile can use the service. BAI Communications Canada won a contract to build the network for the country’s biggest underground transit system and says so far, only Freedom, which is owned by […]
Canada’s largest city is diverse, vibrant and rich in culture and history. Living and working in Toronto is rewarding but also increasingly expensive. Families, commuters and downtown young professionals struggle with high housing costs, child care and transit costs and with steep cell phone bills – staying connected is a challenge. An alarming number of Canadians face this […]
Pictured above: Jeremy Foran works with contestants of the 2017 Hacktrain event in London. Jeremy Foran has been with the BAI Canada team for over three years. In his role as a technology specialist, he focuses on using data to solve challenges for rail operators and their customers. We sat down with Jeremy to hear […]
New or innovative applications of existing technologies are changing the way we live, commute and interact. It is also driving a quiet, yet powerful disruption for persons with disabilities, improving quality of life and enhancing independent living. In recent years, there has been a veritable explosion in adaptive and assistive technologies enhancing mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities, including whilst riding the subway.